The Toronto Raptors were bounced in the first round of the NBA Playoffs by the Philadelphia 76ers, but it was a promising season nonetheless. They put up a real fight and have a solid core in place for the future.
However, the Raptors could use more depth at the five in particular and Masai Ujiri hinted at just that in his exit interviews on Tuesday with reporters.
“If I can find more Preciouses and Pascals and OGs, trust me, we’d have 15 of them,” Ujiri says, also insists they’re open to adding a more traditional big if the player fits with how they want to play. “100% we’ll try to get them. There’s no discrimination here.”
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Although the Raptors ranked top-1o in rebounds, they did lack depth at center. Khem Birch wasn’t great by any means, but Chris Boucher offered some solidity at the position when called upon, although he also plays forward. Nick Nurse’s squad needs an established big man down low to make this group even better because even Pascal Siakam had to play the position at times.
Myles Turner is a name that was rumored to be on the Raptors’ radar prior to the trade deadline, but nothing ever materialized. Nonetheless, knowing Masai Ujiri, he will make a point of bringing in some more depth this offseason as Toronto looks to get back into playoff contention again.